Former WU Football Player Sentenced In Bank Robbery

(WIBW) - A former Washburn University football player will serve two and a half years in prison for robbing a Topeka bank.

Vershon Moore was sentenced Monday. He'd previously pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Moore was a standout player on Washburn University's football team before the holdup.

Moore admitted to robbing the Envista Credit Union at 2015 Southwest 10th on August 9th, 2011. Prosecutors say he held up two bank employees as they were trying to refill an ATM machine.

Co-defendant Tracie Bacon worked at the bank. Prosecutors say she helped Moore plan the robbery by providing him the schedule for putting cash in the ATM. They say she sent Moore a text shortly before the robbery.

Investigators recovered the stolen money and a gun from the basement of Bacon’s home.

She also was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.


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